CA prosecutor put on leave following profane posts about Michelle Obama and Maxine Waters

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at Union Market in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, to announce private sector commitments in support of Let Girls Learn and in celebration of International Women’s Day. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A prominent gang prosecutor in San Bernardino County has been put on leave after he was publicly slammed for a string of discriminatory remarks and posts via his since deleted social media accounts.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem zeroed in on Mexican immigrants, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and a person killed in a police shooting who he said “got exactly what he deserved.”

Prosecutors from San Bernardino County report they began investigating Selyem shortly after being alerted to the unsettling behavior on June 28.  Host Chip Franklin doesn’t think a long winded probe is necessary though. To him, it is clear cut: Selyem should have been out of a job immediately. In his podcast below, he provided additional details on the story and discussed his stance on the topic with his co-hosts, Heather Hamann and Kim McAllister.

 

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